NYC power outages to continue; GPS satellites fail; tech is collapsing at an increased rate

JD Heyes – Natural News July 16, 2019

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A series of incidents that have occurred in close proximity to each other over the past several days are leading many to believe that technology is failing society and that U.S. infrastructure is collapsing faster than previously believed.

On Saturday, a wide swath of Manhattan’s West Side was plunged into darkness for several hours, and the electric company officials responsible for providing the power — Con Edison — are not sure why the failure occurred.

As reported by the New York Post, the company said in a statement late Sunday morning that it “will be conducting a diligent and vigorous investigation to determine the root cause of the incident.”

Further, ConEd, as the company is known locally, said:

Over the next several days and weeks, our engineers and planners will carefully examine the data and equipment performance relating to this event, and will share our findings with regulators and the public.

Ironically, the outage Saturday occurred on the 42nd anniversary of a large days-long outage in 1977 that affected all of New York City, leading to rioting, looting, and robberies.

In a separate report, the New York Post said ConEd warned on Monday that more outages could be coming as summer heat waves are expected over the next several weeks, leading analysts to believe that the problem is much more serious.

“We expect there could be service outages — those things happen during heat waves,” said Mike Clendenin, chief spokesman for ConEd during an appearance on local media.

Well, those things aren’t supposed to happen in a first-world country — let alone an internationally renowned city like the Big Apple.

Clendenin claimed that ConEd invests $2 billion every year to prevent blackouts and prepare for higher electricity demands during peak summer periods. But when you’re out there telling people that, hey, the power just may fail anyway, no matter how much you say you’re investing in ‘preparedness,’ your reassurance rings hollow. (Related: U.S. government is BIGGEST obstacle to upgrading our aging power grid as failures loom.)

Technology is great — when it works

Meanwhile, a “mysterious outage” has left the European Union’s GPS satellites out of service for days, ZDNet is reporting. The Galileo global navigation satellite system on Sunday was in its fourth day of being out. And as of this writing, all 24 satellites in the constellation were either “not usable,” “not available,” or undergoing “testing” (just two were being tested; the vast majority weren’t available or usable).

Also as of this writing, the European GNSS Agency (GSA) hasn’t published information explaining why the constellation is out of service, what caused it, or — importantly — when it will be fixed. The agency has alternated between warnings, advising use of the constellation’s signals at “users’ own risk” or not at all.

What’s notable is that the Galileo system is not very old; it was launched in 2016. It is the UE’s alternative to the American GPS (Global Position System) and Russia’s GLONASS.

As ZDNet noted, the loss of the Galileo system came as “widespread GPS outages were reported across Israel, Iran, Iraq, and Syria at the end of June.” The Israelis have blamed the interference that country is experiencing on Russia instead of a technical problem.

It is possible that the EU system is being spoofed — taken over and manipulated or otherwise tampered with — but the fact remains that the technology is essentially brand new and it is already failing.

In the U.S., analysts have been warning for years that infrastructure is collapsing and that our most densely populated regions are at risk for total blackouts. In 2017, the American Society of Civil Engineers gave the U.S. a grade of “D+” on its widely-recognized “Infrastructure Report Card,” meaning that it’s a “very lousy score,” according to the organization.

 

Sources include:

CNBC.com

NYPost.com

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3 responses to “NYC power outages to continue; GPS satellites fail; tech is collapsing at an increased rate”

  1. It was never a good idea to have literally everything connected to the internet, but the (((usual suspects))) wanted it that way to increase their level of control over the entire world.

    Cars, and even aircraft, can now be remotely-controlled by anyone who knows the code, and it is believed that this capability has been used to murder “inconvenient” people, such as Michael Hastings and Jorg Haider. There are also questions regarding the Germanwings flight that flew into a mountain a few years ago.

    Then there is Stuxnet.

    Home computer users must always be on the alert for viruses and other malware transmitted over the internet. Computers can be remotely attacked in any number of ways, and Microsoft systems even incorporate a “backdoor trojan” called “remote assistance”. This can be useful if we trust the person “on the other end”, but scammers can and do use this to attack potential victims.

    The internet is vulnerable to attack in any number of ways, so why do people think it’s such a good idea to allow it to control the power grid, the water supply, weapons systems and everything else that needs to be protected? Do we feel safer knowing our medical records are on the internet and vulnerable to anyone with the technical knowledge to “break in” and perhaps make alterations that could result in treatments that could kill us?

    Home computers are one thing. Military, medical and “functional” systems are another. To be scammed can be a disaster on a personal level, but scammers and malware writers are merely thieves and trouble-makers. What happens when a government attacks? With practically unlimited resources available, they can break any security systems if they consider it important enough.

    Most people will have heard of the “Samson Option”, and what happens when our “defensive” missiles do a u-turn and attack us instead? What happens when a dam bursts because the systems designed to prevent such things fail to work? What about when aircraft, whether civilian or military, fall out of the sky because their computers have been hacked?

    All of these things can, and WILL, happen sooner or later, whenever an “enemy” decides to attack our most vulnerable points.

  2. @ Barney
    ///Cars, and even aircraft, can now be remotely-controlled by anyone who knows the code, and it is believed that this capability has been used to murder “inconvenient” people, such as Michael Hastings and Jorg Haider. There are also questions regarding the Germanwings flight that flew into a mountain a few years ago.///

    And Princess Diana who experienced a car accident going 200kph in Paris downtown.

  3. Another aspect of this obsession with technology may be a collapse of Judeoanglosaxon military based on digital technology, permanent GPS connection, etc.
    Electronic technology may be disabled easily and Judeoanglosaxon soldiers can be forced to fight with stones or Kalashnikovs.
    They have never waged a war against an enemy enjoying technological superiority.
    Scary vision 🙂